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A bad couple of weeks
Sunday, July 26, 2020      7 comments

The title pretty much sums it up. First, about 10 days ago, we woke up to find Trinket, our little cat, acting really off. Weird things - normally she wakes me up by nudging me in the face, or tapping me with her paw. She was on the pillow on th... Read more
Going backwards
Wednesday, July 15, 2020      4 comments

California has taken a step back with it's opening due to increased numbers of COVID infections. This didn't surprise me much, as it followed the order to wear face masks. Given that I have been observing such inconsistent use of the masks and o... Read more
Routines and COVID cleaning
Monday, July 06, 2020      5 comments

Nothing much new here. We are in our routine, some sort of morning exercise, a morning project or two, lunch, some Netflix or other viewing, afternoon project (a nap for Ken ... Read more
Something new
Friday, July 03, 2020      6 comments

For this month, I joined a McDougall group for maximum weight loss to see how I can tweak what I am doing with plant based eating. It's a free program, and started July 1. The first few days have been okay, I am finding that it's a challenge for... Read more
And....done. 100 miles to Auburn finished today
Friday, June 26, 2020      4 comments

I finished the 100 mile challenge that I was participating in this morning, along with the help of a friend. Leslie has joined me the past few days for my walks so I could finish up. She's doing a SIP challenge with a run a month. Last month was... Read more
The small things
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      5 comments

Today's small victory was finding a outlet plug (is that what those things are called?) for the extension to the portable phone. It got misplaced during our small remodel. And, if you are like me, you have a box of those things lying around. I h... Read more
Today's workout brought to you by the dirty house
Friday, June 19, 2020      8 comments

I have been doing a 100 mile challenge for June in support of the Western States Endurance Run that usually takes place this upcoming weekend. Like most things, it is canceled. The only other time I remember it being canceled was maybe 2008 when... Read more
The fluidity of time
Monday, June 15, 2020      5 comments

I keep forgetting what day it is and even what month it is. Basically, April and May are a blur of the same types of things given COVID. So here it is June and the year is basically half over. I also realize I used to mark time by events t... Read more
Walking walking and a bit of cycling
Tuesday, June 09, 2020      9 comments

So I'm making progress on my trek to Auburn (virtually). I made my goal of 25 miles per week, with a total of 28 miles by the end of Sunday. I joined a friend up in Camino to do a new trail (to me) that was lovely. Nice and cool, shade, beautifu... Read more
I could use a few new emoticons
Thursday, June 04, 2020      5 comments

I am tired today so we walked a bit less, around the neighborhood. Still 2.5 miles. I’m planning to go out on a new trail on Sunday with a friend, near Camino. She’s been logging 9-10 miles a day so yikes. ... Read more
This that the other
Wednesday, June 03, 2020      5 comments

Not an inspiring title. Things are humming along. I have good days and some that aren't so good. One of the people in my running group used to say "No bad days, some better than others." He was a vice principal, had a good attitude. I've jo... Read more
We are all so different
Thursday, May 28, 2020      7 comments

that's what immediately came to mind - with this pandemic and really everything. It is so interesting - and I use that word cautiously - to see how people respond to the events going on in the world. Yesterday I found myself troubled by wh... Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      4 comments

Been off the grid a bit, just feeling my way emotionally and physically. I got my stitches out last Thursday, and Ken and I celebrated by getting Greek food takeout near my doctor's office. Brought a blanket and sat on a lawn in a nearby office ... Read more
My turn to be a bit grumpy
Wednesday, May 13, 2020      4 comments

per the title, I'm suddenly a bit grumpy this morning. The latest here: the "excitement" of cutting my foot on a flagstone step first thing Monday morning which required a trip to the doc and 6+ stitches. At least I could get in to see my ... Read more
The COVID rollercoaster
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      4 comments

I've been feeling a bit off since my procedure on Friday - nothing major, just recovering from the anesthetic and perhaps the new medication I'm taking? Hard to say. I do have severe acid injury to my esophagus, but no infections or "plasias" wh... Read more

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